Although the season didn't end as Bruce Cassidy hoped it would, the Boston Bruins head coach still was rewarded for his efforts during the 2019-20 campaign.
Cassidy on Wednesday earned the Jack Adams Award, which is given annually to the coach who has contributed the most to his team's success. The award is on by the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association.
Cassidy edged out Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella and Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault for the award. It's the first Jack Adams Award of Cassidy's career.
Led by Cassidy, the B's won the Presidents' Trophy with a 44-14-12 regular-season record for 100 points in 70 games. Boston's season came to an end in the Eastern Conference Semifinals as it fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games.